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Minamata Convention on Mercury

In August of 2017, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)’s Minamata Convention on Mercury entered into force. The Minamata Convention is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury, and it includes sections on dental amalgam. The IAOMT is an accredited member of member of UNEP’s Global Mercury Partnership and was involved in the negotiations leading to Minamata Convention on Mercury.

Click here to visit the official website of the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

Click here to read the text of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, and note that the section on dental amalgam is included on page 23 in Annex A, Part II.

2018-01-19T15:38:44+00:00